Your private room is your own territory where you can be yourself without feeling like you have to stick to the rules, step out of line, and put your feet up and relax. This is the place where you don't have to belong to anything - no social groups, no work groups, no nothing.
You belong to you, and that is how it should be. Why not let your room reflect you? Your personality? Your tastes and moods? This is the one place where you can do what you like, experiment, be creative, open up and stamp your style.
So step outside the boundaries of convention if you want, get up and get going. Here are a few ideas on personalizing your most private space - your bedroom.
Making Your Room About YOU
Here are a few ideas for adding your personal touch to your bedroom. Hope you find a few that you like and can implement.
How about welcoming people to your room with a message recorded in your own voice? Sounds cool huh! You can do just that. Let people know they are entering your territory. Make the message suitable.
If you are a people person, welcome them warmly, if you have a great sense of humor record a funny message, if you do not want people to enter your personal space, then record a 'stay out of my space' message!
You can even choose who you want to allow in your room! Set it up in a way that this message plays whenever anyone opens the door to your room. You can also put up hand made signs on the door as regards your 'policy' about who should enter when! Great way to start off!
You can also have a random theme if you want! Choose a theme that you can implement. Nautical themes, country themes, music themes, sports themes, sea themes, military themes, jungle themes, color themes, cockpit themes, pirate themes, and animal themes work great! You can get any theme that you can think of. Let your imagination run wild.
Besides, you do not have to stick to normal white lights. Mood lighting is another concept that will add character to your room. Try out new things, rather than the same ol' boring lights.
Put up a collage of such pictures on a wall, and make it stand out by framing them in dark frames and putting them against a light background. Put up posters of all the places that you have visited and let your room tell of your adventurous and exciting self. Else put up posters of your idols, or favorite bike, car, musical instrument, etc.
Else put up posters of your idols, or favorite bike, car, musical instrument, and whatever else you can think of.
On one wall in your room, have a considerable part of the wall painted in oil paint, so that if you scribble on it with crayons or markers the marks can be wiped off easily. Use this area to write whatever is on your mind! Daily.
Now use this area to write whatever is on your mind! Daily. Add your current favorite book, song, thought, emotion, etc., paint on it, and if you so wish have your friends scribble on it too. It's a lot of fun, and you can have new graffiti everyday. Just your space on your wall!
Floating bookshelves, or the ones that double up as a bed or table are great, and they also save a lot of space. Also, rugs - area rugs, shag rugs - whichever, work great in breaking up the room into areas without actually having any partitions.
Get a beautiful and bright rug for your room, and see the difference it makes. An open wardrobe will look smashing, as long as it is kept tidy and dust free!
Decorate your room, hang up your favorite stuff, put up quilted wall hangings, dream catchers, wind chimes, and instead of keeping your CDs in boxes, put them in plastic covers, string them above your music system, stick up posters of the college you want to go to, a country you want to visit, the car you want to buy, and express your wishes and desires.
Think of as many decorating ideas for your bedroom as you can and let go. Let your room talk, without you having to say a word!
Your room is the place where you are going to relax after a hard day, so make it warm, inviting and homely. And when people come to your room, all they should say is, "This is so... You!", because that is what we are aiming for! Have fun!